Communities Re-imagined in Postmodern Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2013 Boston Conference
contact email: 
ksammond@fdu.edu

[UPDATE] This panel seeks papers to examine the ways that particular postmodern texts (such as Midnight's Children), which initially served to subvert foundational fictions in diverse societies, have become canonical in the ways these communities are now imagined. Why have these texts become canonical and how does that impact our readings of them? How are these texts read within their own communities? How have these re-imaginings altered the master narratives of these communities? Please send 200-300 word abstracts and a brief biography to Kenneth Sammond, ksammond@fdu.edu by September 30, 2012.

cfp categories: 
african-american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
modernist studies
postcolonial
twentieth_century_and_beyond